About my blog

My blog concerning mostly local backyard wildlife, but also dealing with folkloregeneral lifestyle in Japan, aikido, karate, hiking, Japanese politics, English teaching, and whatever else takes my fancy at the time.  Don’t expect regular updates!  What you can expect is my point of view and interpretation of my corner of the world.

Come back and re-visit older posts from time to time.  New pictures or video footage gets added as it becomes available – I can’t book a studio session with wildlife in advance…

And please, if you want to comment or ask a question, by all means do so.  (Hint: short comments with no references to anything in the posts get picked up by my spam detector)



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8 Responses to About my blog

  1. Philipp Surkov says:

    Dear Andrew, I am sorry for the late reply. The project was cancelled so I forgot about all the people that I asked. I’d like to thank you very much for the courtesy and wish you all the best!

  2. Philipp Surkov says:

    Dear Andrew,

    I stumbled across your blog via Google search and since I couldn’t find your e-mail address anywhere on this site, I’m asking in the comment section:

    I would like to use your photo of Gichin Funakoshi’s grave (see link below) for a German book publication about Shotokan Karate. It will be shown in a chapter that deals with the saying “karate ni sente nashi” that is found on the gravestone.
    I am asking for your permission to use and edit (crop, contrast etc) this photo for commercial use. Of course you will be mentioned as the copyright owner in the list of illustrations as well as attributed in any way you wish. However, I’d have to ask for a higher resolution of this photo and your full name. Thank you very much!

    link: https://i0.wp.com/i60.photobucket.com/albums/h40/strewthbruce/wild%20in%20Japan/Kamakura%202014/CIMG1051_zpsd996438a.jpg

    Best regards,

  3. Mark Brazil says:

    You might also like to follow Japan Nature Guides (www.japannatureguides.com) and read “The Nature of Japan”

  4. TonyJ2 says:

    Okutama, Mitake are on my wish list for the next trip in April but will only be in Tokyo for 2 days this time. Your posts might help me convince my partner a day out there will really be worth it. Anyway, I am doing the itinerary!

  5. TonyJ2 says:

    Never contemplated that there might be wildlife in Tokyo to focus on! Silly me.

    • wildinjapan says:

      Thanks for the shout, Tony.
      Actually, the far western reaches of Tokyo, the Okutama region, are full of wildlife. There are some great hikes out there.
      But even in the main metropolitan areas you can find parks and gardens which contain surprises if you keep your eyes (and ears) open.

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